The Special Circumstances Protocol has been developed for situations like these where the cleanup of waste is not practical, reasonably achievable or desired.
CNL will consult with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (as the representative of the Government of Canada) before applying a special circumstances exemption to a property and will seek the approval of the Municipality of Port Hope if an exemption is to be applied to a municipally owned property.
To support the application of a special circumstances, CNL will conduct a risk assessment to confirm that the continued presence of historic low-level radioactive waste on the property is protective of human health and the environment. However, if a property owner denies CNL access to part or all of their property or chooses to leave historic waste on their property, the risk assessment will not be conducted.
Notification of Application
In cases where CNL opts to apply special circumstances, the property owner will be advised during the design phase, prior to the owner signing the Remediation & Restoration Agreement, or at the time the constraint is identified, which may be during PHAI work on the property.
Contact us to learn more about choices for property owners and Special Circumstances.